$522.70 USD
October 11, 2018 - 08:29:51 PM GMT (2 months ago)
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PINK FLOYD - THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOONA very nice copy of this rare and highly sought after very first 1973 UK pressing of this Pink Floyd/prog rock classic, complete with the coveted "solid blue" triangle and all original posters & stickers, on the Harvest label, stereo SHVL 804The dead wax matrix numbers are :Side 1 SHVL 804 A - 2 with stampers "5" and "G RR" at 4 o'clock and 2 o'clock respectivelySide 2 SHVL 804 B - 2 with stampers "4" and "G G C" at 9.30 o'clock and 3 o'clock respectivelyThe appearance of the flat, thick vinyl is truly excellent. Both sides of the vinyl have retained a beautiful jet black lacquered sheen - gorgeous. In normal daylight there are no obvious blemishes at all, and it's only under a bright light, and when tilted at the right angle, that just a few wispy hairlines and very, very light (and small) surface scuffs come into view and even then you have to look hard. Nothing below the surface here. There can't be many very first pressing copies of this vinyl in better condition than this - not quite perfect but a solid excellent This vinyl was built to last - and it does!The labels are also excellent. Beautiful labels with the coveted "solid blue triangle" in all it's glory on both sides. Just a few very faint spindle trails adjacent to the centre hole on each label, otherwise pristine with all the silver text on the matt black background in perfect order.The non-laminated gate fold sleeve is very good. Such an iconic sleeve, and so rare to come across an original with the dark blue hue - even more noticeable on this copy than other 1st pressing "solid blue" copies that I have seen. There is mild, but noticeable and obvious, scuffing on the the top and bottom edges along with further noticeable rubbing on each corner although each corner does remain a well defined right angle. Similarly with the spine where there is some intermittent scuffing and a few small "nicks" though the spine itself remains rigid. On both the front and reverse side there is some mild, surface rubbing/abrasions along with some light ring wear - I have tried to show all of these blemishes in my photos.Tthere is no obvious creasing anywhere, however, and the inside of the gatefold is excellent with no unwanted writing or doodles. The opening edges remain nicely intact, firm with virtually no fraying. The whole gatefold has a hint of ageing about it but nonetheless remains a solid very good.Both posters are excellent, along with the original unpeeled "FasPrint/Crack-Back" stickers (one is excellent+ condition the other is excellent- due to some horizontal creasing, which would probably disappear if the sticker was ever unpeeled). For each poster there is no blue tac residue, no pin holes, no nasty creases, no unwanted writing, and no rips or tears (just two small ageing spots on the reverse side of the Pyramid poster - nothing really). Truly excellent condition.Finally, the quality of the audio is brilliant! Wonderful tone and clarity throughout, even at higher volume and on the higher frequencies. No clicks or skips, and virtually no background interference - just the hint of a little background static/crackle right at the end of each side as the stylus enters into the dead wax area. Just sit back, turn up the volume, close your eyes, and be transported back to the early 70's! Wonderful!!The tracks are :Side 1 :1. SPEAK TO ME 2. BREATHE IN THE AIR3. ON THE RUN4.TIME5. THE GREAT GIG IN THE SKYSide 2 :1. MONEY2. US AND THEM3. ANY COLOUR YOU LIKE4. BRAIN DAMAGE5. ECLIPSEComes with original black poly-lined inner sleeve with the original PATENT Nos and "MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN" text and which has no splits or tears (just a little fraying on the top edge) and remains in excellent condition. Note that I always post the record in a new plain white inner sleeve in order to protect the original.In summary a very impressive copy of this rare and sought after 1973 UK very 1st pressing prog rock classic, with the highlight being the beautiful, jet black glossy vinyl and outstanding audio quality - a "must" for any serious vinyl collector and which will only continue to gain in value. If you require any further information, including photos, then let me know and I'll do my best to oblige. If this record interests you then take a look at my other 60's & 70's classic vinyl listings.A bit about myself : I have been collecting vinyl for more than 48 years and have amassed a huge collection covering a varied genre, but mostly of 1960's and 70's origin. Most of my records were originally bought by myself for my own collection, but during the past 30 years I have embellished my collection by buying records from a variety of sources : friends/acquaintances, car boot sales, auctions, and even through putting up a "vinyl wanted" notice in my wife's shop! I am now retired and take great delight in being able to spend more time scouring the country and attending boot sales and auctions in the hope of unearthing more vinyl gems...I am 63 years of age now and am still discovering bands and music of the 60's and 70's that I have never come across before. Wonderful! RichardMy ebay feedback speaks for itself so rest assured that you are buying from a trusted seller and in the very unlikely event that you are unhappy with your purchase just e-mail me and I'll sort out the problem. I offer a "no quibble" refund policy. On the subject of postage, I take great care in the packaging of all items, using a proper vinyl cardboard mailer along with at least two cardboard stiffeners. I take great care in separating the record from the outer sleeve in order to help prevent sleeve damage in transit and I always insert the vinyl, outer sleeve and inner into a clear plastic sleeve, thus adding further protection. For this item postage & packaging will be UK £5.00, Royal Mail 1st class signed for; continental Europe £11 and Rest of the World £15, Royal Mail 1st class tracked and signed for. I do discount post & packaging costs for multiple purchases. I do NOT profit from postage.Good luck with your bidding! NOTE : My vinyl descriptions comply with the official Record Collector vinyl grading guidelines : Mint The records itself is in brand new condition with no surface marks or deterioration in sound quality. The cover and any extra items, such as the lyric sheet, booklet or poster are in perfect condition. Records advertised as Sealed or Unplayed should be Mint. Excellent The record shows some signs of having been played, but there is very little lessening in sound quality. The cover and packaging might have slight wear and /or creasing. Very Good The record has obviously been played many times, but displays no major deterioration in sound quality, despite noticeable surface marks and the occasional light scratch. Normal wear and tear on the cover or extra items, without any major defects, is acceptable. Good The record has been played so much that the sound quality has noticeably deteriorated, perhaps with some distortion and mild scratches. The cover and contents suffer from folding, scuffing of edges, spine splits, discolouration, etc. Fair The record is still just playable but has not been cared for properly and displays considerable surface noise; it may even jump. The cover and contents are torn, stained and/or defaced Poor The record will not play properly due to scratches, bad surface noise, etc. The cover and contents are badly damaged or partly missing. Bad The record is unplayable or might even be broken, and is only of use as a collection-filler
October 04, 2018 - 08:29:51 PM GMT (2 months ago)
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